GA LongLocks

Asked by Feb 15, 2016 at 01:49 PM about the 2008 Dodge Avenger SXT

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My ETC light along with the check engine
light, my car WON'T accelerate past 55mph
which is the safety limit just to get your car
home or to the nearest shop. Throttle body
is clean and working properly. Code read
cylinder 4 misfire. I know I need to change a
sensor but which one ETC senior Vehicle
Speed sensor Mass Air Flow sensor?? Any

5 Answers


I would check the CPS and see if it needs replaced. Its a pretty simply job, do you have any problems starting the car? Does it idle roughly?

GA LongLocks

What's CPS? I did have problems starting replaced battery and changed alternator, and yes I do have rough or high idles when I first start the car in the am

GA LongLocks

CPS: Crankshaft Position Sensor...Got it...So what are the functions or the ETC sensor, Throttle Position Sensor, Vehicle Speed Sensor and the CPS

2,685 This video shows the ETC on a dodge vehicle. It is for Throttle Control. When the CPS goes out the ETC light illuminates to tell you that the car isn't idling properly. They call them "dummy lights" for a reason, have you had the codes pulled for the car?


My etc n esc lights came on n my car was idling slow. When I got home n check everything out I notice tht the car didn't have any oil so I put some oil n it waited a while n drove it around the block n car is riding as normal... My ? Is could the car not having no oil make the happen

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